Toscano Cheese with Cinnamon
November 6th, 2017—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Toscano with Cinnamon is a bit of a curiosity in this particular Fearless Flyer – it has become a staple in the Flyer every October, yet is has no pumpkin, no pumpkin pie spice blend, and no pumpkin seeds. No pumpkin of any kind. We introduced this cheese back in the fall of 2010. Each year since – with the exception of 2013 – it has been featured in the Fearless Flyer in October. In 2013, the year of “the omission,” we realized quickly that we’d committed the kind of error that could have kept us out of the Hall of Fame. Customers were panicked. Did we decide to discontinue this delightful seasonal cheese? Did we not know how much they looked forward to its return? We soon came to understand the level of unrest “the omission” created, and while it took us a year to remedy our mistake (October only comes around once a year), remedy it we did. And we continue that remedy, year after year.
Back to the cheese itself. What exactly is Trader Joe’s Creamy Toscano Cheese Dusted with Cinnamon? “Delicious” probably isn’t enough of an answer, so… Crafted exclusively for us in the Wisconsin dairylands, it has the nutty flavor of aged Parmesan and the creamy texture of farmstead Cheddar. Each young wheel of cheese is generously coated in cinnamon – as the cheese ages, the cinnamon gently infuses the cheese, creating a singular flavor profile. It’s not overtly cinnamon-y; rather, there is a subtle hint of cinnamon that really complements the inherently sweet, nutty flavor of the cheese. Try it on crackers – it’s stellar with the Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps – or with fruit. Make quick hors d’oeuvres by placing thin slices atop baguette pieces and heating under the broiler for just a couple of minutes. Delish!
We’re selling Trader Joe’s Creamy Toscano Cheese Dusted with Cinnamon for the excellent price of $8.99 a pound. The cheese is cut in random-weight pieces of about eight ounces each, so you can get your hands on a piece of this distinctive formaggio for about $4.50, which somehow makes it even more appealing. You’ll find it in our cheese cases throughout the Toscano with Cinnamon Season, which happens to coincide with Pumpkin Season; Fall Harvest, if you will.
Ingredients: PASTEURIZED COW’S MILK, CHEESE CULTURES, SALT, ENZYMES, CINNAMON.
NOTE: Since posting, the details of this item may have changed due to fluctuating market prices, federal regulations, currency rates, seasonality, limited availability, drought, pestilence, bandits, rush hour traffic, filibusters, clowns, zombie apocalypse, punctilious product developers…;Contact our Crew for current price and availability.